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Just announced: Frequencies, 4th October.

Frequencies

04 October / 11:00 / More Info

Frequencies is an all-day event for up and coming musicians, offering you the chance to perform and connect with industry professionals.

Collaborate with professional artists / Make industry contacts / Get your music heard.

Performance Showcase

Put yourself forward for a performance slot in the evening showcase. Work with professional stage managers and sound crew. Get your music heard.

All entries will be considered for a performance slot. Places will be confirmed nearer the event.

Workshop Sessions

Work side by side with professional artists and other musicians. Develop your music in live workshops.

Artists confirmed: Jason SinghPaugwéHobbit and the RNCM Session Orchestra.

Industry Q&A Panels

This is your chance to hear from the professionals, ask those burning questions and get their advice.

A marketplace will be open throughout the day for you to get more info on local music organisations.

BOOK NOW to get involved with Frequencies. If you also want the chance to perform at the evening showcase include two Soundcloud, Youtube or Vimeo links.
Performance slot deadline: Thursday 10 September

THE DAY

11:00 – 13:00 - SOUNDCHECKS FOR SHOWCASE

14:30 – 16:30 - WORKSHOP SESSION

17:00 – 18:00 - INDUSTRY Q&A PANEL

18:30 – 23:00 - THE SHOWCASE

Frequencies is for anyone 21 and under.

Just announced: Michael Janisch’s ‘Paradigm Shift’, 10th December.

Michael Janisch’s ‘Paradigm Shift’

10 December / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

The rest of the band features some of the most sought after, versatile and experienced musicians of their generation in soprano saxophonist Jason Yarde (Sam Rivers, Hermeto Pascoal, Jazz Warriors), tenor saxophonist Paul Booth (Steve Winwood, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton), Grammy-award winning pianist Cédric Hanriot (Dianna Reeves, John Patitucci) and NYC -based drum phenom  Colin Stranahan (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Herbie Hancock).

Janisch seizes the instrument with a blend of speed and energy as if he wants to be melody, harmony and rhythm all at once.” The Telegraph

It is an epic journey that continually builds in tempo and momentum fusing classic jump up themes and hip hop medleys with thumping funk basslines and classic breaks.

This show is a Whirlwind Recordings Showcase and all ticket buyers will receive a FREE 15-track Sampler album featuring some of the labels best artists.  All ticket buyers will be given the album upon entrance. 

Just announced: Tommaso Cappellato + Glowrogues, 17th November.

Tommaso Cappellato + Glowrogues

17 November / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Tommaso Cappellato is a creative and eclectic drummer, composer, producer and band leader. He has extensively travelled the world, touring and collaborating with many influential artists. During his 20's Cappellato spent a decade in New York crafting his technique and style. He received a BFA in Jazz Performance at The New School University, and took part in several acts playing many styles of music, from mainstream jazz to experimental techno. Among his latest projects are his 14-piece "Tommaso Cappellato Orchestra," arranged and conducted by Michele Corcella, his tribute to Spiritual Jazz "Astral Travel," a dedication to the memory of late pianist, composer and arranger Harry Whitaker, and his drums/synths solo "Aforemention". Cappellato collaborated with musicians of the likes of Michael Blake, Fabrizio Bosso, Don Byron, George Cables, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Steve Grossman, Jon Hendricks, Richard Julian, Morphosis & Upperground Orchestra, Debbie Harry & The Jazz Passengers, Enrico Pieranunzi, Enrico Rava, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Ware's Vibes, Yah Supreme & Brohemian. In 2013 Tommaso was granted the JAJ Award by Shuya Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive) acknowledging him as the year's best new artist.

“Good drummers keep the rhythm but outstanding ones color it. Cappellato is an artisan”

Support comes from Glowrogues, a new band of rising stars from Manchester and Birmingham, playing funk and hip-hop flavoured pieces by Molyneux, using electronics to manipulate the horn section sound, creating an experimental edge. Uplifting and energetic.

Just announced: Youth Club + The Secret Family at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, 6th November.

Youth Club + The Secret Family at The Castle Hotel, Manchester

06 November / 19:30 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall present one of the UK’s best up and coming acts in the intimate surroundings of The Castle.

Southend based Youth Club first caught people’s attention in May 2014 when they self released their debut EP ‘Colours’. It stormed the official independent singles charts reaching #25 and charted at #7 in the iTunes alternative charts. They are the first unsigned Essex band to officially chart right next to Adele.

Exciting times are ahead as they are now signed to Lab Records who released their second EP titled 'Brothers' on 1st Feb. Support received includes Huw Stevens (BBC Radio 1), the 405 and with plays on Sunday Brunch and Made in Chelsea. This year has seen them play Radio 1’s Big Weekender in Norwich, Y-Not Festival, Standon Calling and headlining a stage at Beatherder.

Their music mixes guitar licks, electronic keys and RnB vocals to create crisp, dance orientated pop. Sounding like long lost brothers of Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club, Youth Club are the authentic sound of summer.

Just announced: The Mouse Outfit, 18th December.

The Mouse Outfit

18 December / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Band on the Wall welcomes Mancunian hip-hop powerhouse The Mouse Outfit.

The Mouse Outfit is a 9 piece live band and production team centred around Chini (keys), Pitch (percussion/MPC) and Defty (bass). Their acclaimed debut album won UK hip hop album of the year 2013 (Wordplay Magazine) and was ranked in ABC News’ top 50 albums of 2013.

Fronted by UK hip hop legend Dr Syntax and verbal acrobat Sparkz, their horn heavy and funk driven live show combines original material with medleys of classic hip hop and bboy breaks, which has led the band to be a firm favourite at festivals and clubs throughout the UK.

Earlier in their career they built a loyal fan base supporting many of the world’s finest acts including Cinematic Orchestra, Chali 2na, Souls Of Mischief, Akil the MC and The Sugarhill Gang. Their reputation as a high quality live act resulted in two invitations to perform at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studios in London.

Their recently released album Step Steadier has been extremely well received, with excellent reviews both in the UK and internationally, notably with a 4 ½ star review from ABC News. “These guys are destined for greatness. “Step Steadier” is guaranteed to be one of 2015’s best hip-hop albums. Jaw-dropping lyrical acrobatics meet some of the smoothest grooves you have ever heard.”

"A slick combination of quality samples and fiendish beats. The smorgasbord of soul, jazz, funk and reggae influences… some of Britain’s most promising emcees.” UK Hip Hop

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